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Consultancy Assignment : Project Officer Innovation Lab Consultancy

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a consultant to facilitate the establishment of two new innovation laboratories (labs) in Central and South America.



            Please see Terms of Reference


·         A minimum of 3 years project coordination experience

·         Ability to coordinate communities and build volunteer groups around projects with constrained resources

·         Understanding and familiarity with incubators, labs, or other mechanisms of physical collaboration around innovation- preferably technical spaces that engage girls and women

·         Proven ability to work as a part of a small or a big team including responding to ad hoc requests outside the job description

·         Excellent interpersonal and representational skills

·         Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish

·         Undergraduate academic degree


      Experience in:

      •     Management of technology projects and teams

      •     Entrepreneurial engagements with various partners and stakeholders

      •     Developing clear, brief and readable communications materials around complex  projects


      Competencies of a Successful Candidate

·         Communicates effectively

·         Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment

·         Sets high levels of quality and productivity for self

·         Analyses and integrates verbal, numerical and other types of data

·         Rapidly learns new tasks relevant to own job and quickly commits information to memory

·         Sets self clearly defined tasks in line objectives set by the line manager



How to Apply

Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV and P11 form  to pdconsultants@unicef.org with subject line “Project Officer Innovation Lab Consultancy ” by 24 January 2013. Please indicate your ability, availability and monthly rate to undertake the terms of reference above.  Applications submitted without a monthly rate will not be considered.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization





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